Lewis J. Van Fossen House, 1650 W. Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Lewis J. Van Fossen House

Address: 1650 Hewitt Avenue W
Neighborhood/s: Hamline-Midway, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Ramsey County, Minnesota
State/province: Minnesota
Country: United States
Year built: 1908
Primary Style: Colonial Revival
Historic Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Current Function: House/single dwelling or duplex
Builder: S.F. Davis
Building Permit Number: 49680
First Owner: Lewis J. Van Fossen

Hamline-Midway Saint Paul Ramsey County

Lewis J. Van Fossen House, 1650 W. Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota
(44.966161° N, 93.170095° WLatitude: 44°57′58.18″N
Longitude: 93°10′12.342″W

This is a large brick house.

Some significant details include "symmetrical facade with steeply pitched gable roofline, Palladian attic window, porch spanning facade supported by Tuscan columns. East and west side windows each have a two story projecting bay window. Stained and leaded glass transom within porch over large fixed sash. Wood shingles in gable end. The cornice is shingled. The ends are plain boxed with molded dropcap."

The legal description is "Block 2, Lots 2 and 3, College Place, West Division"

"A large and straightforward Colonial Revival style house. It is unusual to find a house built in St. Paul by a Minneapolis builder for a client who worked in Minneapolis, particularly given the strong sense of rivalry which existed between the two cities at the turn of the century."[1]



"This house was built at a cost of $4,000 for Lewis J. Van Fossen, an attorney who resided here, and practiced in the Metropolitan Life Building in Minneapolis."

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